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Santa Maria degli Angeli

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Address: Via Los Angeles and Via Patrono d'Italia, Assisi, Italy
Phone Number: 075 80511
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and...

This Basilica was started in 1569 to the designs of Galeazzo Alessi, and features a statue of the Madonna in bronze gilt by G. Colasanti and an interior whose architectural style is Doric.

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Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

This basilica contains the Portiuncola which St Francis made the head of his order of friars. And where he took St. Clare in as a nun. It is a marvelous church where the Pope... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This basilica contains the Portiuncola which St Francis made the head of his order of friars. And where he took St. Clare in as a nun. It is a marvelous church where the Pope will visit in August 2016.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a main attraction to me and worth your time if you are in the Assisi area. There is the very tiny chapel of St. Francis inside this grand basilica as well as the infamous rose garden where in the hands of a statue of St. Francis, white doves actually nest. There is also the cave that he lived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped here on the way to Assisi with our tour group. What a treasure! Beautiful inside and out! We took lots of photos once we got in past security. I am talking Army personnel, metal detector and machine guns! We saw monks that were studying there at the church and really just enjoyed the quiet Lovely afternoon! Definitely stop... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach by car or walking. In the valley and very visible from Assisi. With the effort to visit. Bags checked by Italian military.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another must see church just a few minutes away from the St. Francis Basilica and St. Clare's Church. There are a lot more churches that are stunning from the outside than Santa Maria Angeli but as soon as you enter this church, you will be stunned by the frescoes. There is a little church within this church. Besides... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Inside and out. Amazing frescos inside of an active church. Remember to dress appropriately (no exposed shoulders) to be allowed to enter.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful interiors and the little church inside was amazing. Well worth a visit just to enjoy the stillness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of artifacts, gardens, chapels, used by St Francis. Many chapels, large gift shop with many Franciscan related gifts at reasonable prices. In valley, can be walked to but coming back is all up hill - recommend bus or taxi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much history. Don't just go to St Francesco. Worth the trek. The village is great day or night. We loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This very grand Basilica is worth a visit to see the Porziuncola. Avoid the vendors on the plaza but cross the street for a good gelato after your visit!

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